Collective Impact Strategy

The 2019-2024 Strategic Refresh sets the course for the current 5-year period and takes into account new research, lessons learned, fresh community perspectives, and our renewed commitment to achieving racial equity for Baltimore’s babies and families.

Our Vision

All Baltimore children are born healthy and grow and thrive in healthy families.

Our Mission

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Improve health before pregnancy

Support families to raise healthy babies

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Ensure quality care during pregnancy

Promote social and economic justice

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Expected Outcomes

Primary Outcome:

All babies are born healthy and reach their first birthdays

Infant mortality rate

15%

15%

Black-white disparity in infant mortality rate

20%

20%

Secondary Outcomes:

All babies and toddlers are safe

Substantiated abuse and neglect rate 

5%

5%

Black-white disparity in substantiated abuse and neglect rate

5%

5%

All babies and toddlers are ready for school

Children entering kindergarten ready for school

10%

10%

Black-white disparity in children entering kindergarten ready for school

15%

15%

Key Initiatives

#1

Rally around priority health areas

#2

Advocate for equitable policies

#3

Mobilize communities

#4

Transform systems and services for families and children ages 0-3

#5

Connect people to resources